Production Kia KOUP coming ‘sooner than you might think’

Production Kia KOUP coming 'sooner than you might think'

During the reveal of the Spectra-based Kia KOUP concept car at the New York Auto Show, Tom Kearns, chief designer of Kia Motors America, was dropping a lot of hints that the concept car will hit production sooner than later.

“Sooner than you might think,” Kearns told Automotive News. “It’s an emotional design, for young people who are ready to make a move up.”

Power comes from a 2.0L direct injection turbocharged engine producing 290-hp and 289lb-ft of torque. Six airbags, stability control and a tire pressure monitoring system is included. Bluetooth, push start and navigation will be options as well.

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